The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1141 994 890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.86% 18.92% 19.34%
As % of the Vendors category 39.49% 37.40% 39.43%
Number of salaries quoted 973 866 809
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,650 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2889 2658 2257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.28% 50.58% 49.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2447 2265 1929
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 434 £40,000 - 79
Staffordshire -1 149 £36,750 +13.07% 17
Warwickshire -2 147 £31,000 -11.42% 17
Coventry +1 131 £40,000 +3.22% 25
Solihull 0 73 £37,500 +9.48% 7
Worcestershire -5 47 £32,500 -13.33% 10
Shropshire +6 33 £31,000 +41.06% 6
Wolverhampton 0 32 £37,500 +15.13% 8
Walsall -1 15 £23,000 -34.28% 1
Herefordshire -3 11 £30,500 -18.66% 8
Dudley +5 9 £27,750 -14.61% 1
West Bromwich +1 8 £24,500 -24.61% 1
Sutton Coldfield 0 4 £20,000 -47.36% 2
Stourbridge +2 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Wednesbury - 1 £21,500 -
Halesowen - 1 £32,500 -
Kingswinford - 1 £45,000 -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 903 (39.66%) SQL Server
2 864 (37.94%) MS Excel
3 820 (36.01%) SQL
4 797 (35.00%) Windows
5 796 (34.96%) .NET
6 728 (31.97%) C#
7 525 (23.06%) ASP.NET
8 448 (19.68%) HTML
9 443 (19.46%) VMware
10 408 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
11 402 (17.65%) SharePoint
12 394 (17.30%) Active Directory
13 390 (17.13%) Microsoft Certification
14 380 (16.69%) CSS
15 354 (15.55%) JavaScript
16 348 (15.28%) Citrix
17 319 (14.01%) MS Office
18 300 (13.18%) Degree
18 300 (13.18%) jQuery
19 294 (12.91%) MVC
20 289 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
21 283 (12.43%) MS Exchange
22 270 (11.86%) ITIL
23 266 (11.68%) .NET Framework
24 244 (10.72%) Finance
25 242 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
26 231 (10.14%) Ajax
26 231 (10.14%) VB.NET
26 231 (10.14%) T-SQL
27 227 (9.97%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 402 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 283 (12.43%) MS Exchange
3 141 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 132 (5.80%) IIS
5 108 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 88 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 83 (3.65%) Lync
8 65 (2.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 63 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 63 (2.77%) SharePoint Server
10 59 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
11 58 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 28 (1.23%) WebSphere
13 24 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 21 (0.92%) CMS
14 21 (0.92%) Apache
14 21 (0.92%) Tomcat
14 21 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2000
15 12 (0.53%) IBM Notes
16 11 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 864 (37.94%) MS Excel
2 319 (14.01%) MS Office
3 69 (3.03%) MS Project
4 61 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 42 (1.84%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.57%) Simulink
6 13 (0.57%) Stateflow
6 13 (0.57%) TargetLink
7 7 (0.31%) SPSS
8 6 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.26%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.22%) RoboHelp
9 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.22%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.13%) FastStats
12 2 (0.088%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.044%) GIMP
13 1 (0.044%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 139 (6.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
3 34 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 32 (1.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 11 (0.48%) Line 500
5 11 (0.48%) Maximo
6 9 (0.40%) Agresso
7 8 (0.35%) Summit
7 8 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.18%) assyst
10 4 (0.18%) e-Work
10 4 (0.18%) Servitor
11 3 (0.13%) SAP BPC
12 2 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
12 2 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
12 2 (0.088%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.088%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 100 (4.39%) Office 365
2 57 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.57%) IaaS
4 7 (0.31%) SaaS
5 5 (0.22%) GitHub
6 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.044%) Heroku
7 1 (0.044%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 133 (5.84%) SAN
2 130 (5.71%) LAN
3 122 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 114 (5.01%) DNS
5 113 (4.96%) WAN
6 110 (4.83%) Firewall
7 91 (4.00%) DHCP
8 71 (3.12%) Internet
9 68 (2.99%) VPN
10 54 (2.37%) Unified Communications
11 43 (1.89%) NAS
12 38 (1.67%) NetScaler
13 33 (1.45%) Wireless
14 32 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
14 32 (1.41%) Network Security
14 32 (1.41%) iSCSI
15 29 (1.27%) VoIP
16 26 (1.14%) Intranet
17 22 (0.97%) WAAS
18 21 (0.92%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 903 (39.66%) SQL Server
2 227 (9.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 206 (9.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 201 (8.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 102 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 101 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 98 (4.30%) Relational Database
8 90 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 63 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
10 48 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
11 42 (1.84%) RDBMS
12 41 (1.80%) Oracle Database
13 40 (1.76%) MS Access
14 34 (1.49%) OLAP
15 27 (1.19%) MySQL
15 27 (1.19%) DB2
16 26 (1.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
17 23 (1.01%) Cognos Analysis Studio
18 22 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 21 (0.92%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 194 (8.52%) Visual Studio
2 102 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 85 (3.73%) Subversion
4 49 (2.15%) Git (software)
5 37 (1.62%) NUnit
6 33 (1.45%) MSTest
7 29 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
7 29 (1.27%) Moq
8 18 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
9 13 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
10 12 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (0.53%) MSI
11 11 (0.48%) AdminStudio
11 11 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
12 10 (0.44%) InstallShield
13 9 (0.40%) Hudson
14 8 (0.35%) JIRA
15 7 (0.31%) ERwin
15 7 (0.31%) Toad
16 6 (0.26%) NetAdvantage
General
1 244 (10.72%) Finance
2 89 (3.91%) Advertising
3 64 (2.81%) Telecoms
4 58 (2.55%) Automotive
5 57 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 57 (2.50%) Retail
6 52 (2.28%) Legal
7 34 (1.49%) Marketing
8 20 (0.88%) Back Office
9 18 (0.79%) Front Office
10 16 (0.70%) Electronics
11 15 (0.66%) Banking
12 14 (0.61%) Law
13 12 (0.53%) Games
14 6 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.26%) Billing
14 6 (0.26%) Local Government
15 4 (0.18%) Military
16 3 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 829 (36.41%) Developer
2 397 (17.44%) Analyst
3 295 (12.96%) .NET Developer
4 223 (9.79%) Consultant
5 155 (6.81%) C# Developer
6 143 (6.28%) Architect
7 128 (5.62%) Support Analyst
8 117 (5.14%) Senior Developer
9 113 (4.96%) C# .NET Developer
10 109 (4.79%) Software Developer
11 105 (4.61%) Support Engineer
12 94 (4.13%) Administrator
13 69 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
14 67 (2.94%) Junior
15 64 (2.81%) Applications Support
16 63 (2.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 62 (2.72%) Team Leader
18 60 (2.64%) Web Developer
19 59 (2.59%) Project Manager
19 59 (2.59%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 796 (34.96%) .NET
2 525 (23.06%) ASP.NET
3 448 (19.68%) HTML
4 380 (16.69%) CSS
5 300 (13.18%) jQuery
6 266 (11.68%) .NET Framework
7 231 (10.14%) Ajax
8 218 (9.57%) XML
9 170 (7.47%) Web Services
9 170 (7.47%) WCF
10 139 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 128 (5.62%) HTML5
12 105 (4.61%) WPF
13 96 (4.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 67 (2.94%) LINQ
15 55 (2.42%) WinForms
16 50 (2.20%) Silverlight
16 50 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 47 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 45 (1.98%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 177 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 67 (2.94%) Clustering
4 60 (2.64%) Management Information System
5 34 (1.49%) User Experience
6 31 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
7 26 (1.14%) Blackberry
8 25 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 24 (1.05%) Mathematics
10 23 (1.01%) FlexPod
10 23 (1.01%) Algorithms
11 21 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (0.92%) Visualisation
12 19 (0.83%) Client/Server
12 19 (0.83%) Statistics
13 18 (0.79%) Replication
14 16 (0.70%) N-Tier
15 15 (0.66%) iPhone
16 14 (0.61%) Open Source
16 14 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 797 (35.00%) Windows
2 242 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 181 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 155 (6.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 130 (5.71%) Windows 7
6 105 (4.61%) Linux
7 88 (3.86%) Windows 8
8 68 (2.99%) Windows XP
9 50 (2.20%) UNIX
10 40 (1.76%) Android
11 29 (1.27%) Windows Vista
12 26 (1.14%) Apple iOS
13 16 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.53%) Solaris
15 10 (0.44%) Windows 2000
15 10 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
16 8 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (0.31%) CentOS
18 5 (0.22%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (12.91%) MVC
3 270 (11.86%) ITIL
4 202 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
5 200 (8.78%) CRM
6 179 (7.86%) Project Management
7 166 (7.29%) Web Development
8 136 (5.97%) Scrum
9 111 (4.87%) Software Engineering
10 108 (4.74%) TDD
11 100 (4.39%) Mentoring
12 99 (4.35%) ETL
13 98 (4.30%) Migration
14 95 (4.17%) OO
15 85 (3.73%) E-Commerce
16 84 (3.69%) Unit Testing
17 82 (3.60%) PRINCE2
18 78 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
19 67 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
20 66 (2.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 820 (36.01%) SQL
2 728 (31.97%) C#
3 354 (15.55%) JavaScript
4 231 (10.14%) T-SQL
4 231 (10.14%) VB.NET
5 104 (4.57%) VB
6 84 (3.69%) Java
7 82 (3.60%) C++
8 75 (3.29%) PHP
9 49 (2.15%) PowerShell
10 41 (1.80%) C
10 41 (1.80%) VBScript
11 39 (1.71%) PL/SQL
12 32 (1.41%) VBA
13 29 (1.27%) Python
14 25 (1.10%) XAML
15 23 (1.01%) VB6
16 16 (0.70%) X++
17 13 (0.57%) Assembly Language
18 11 (0.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 390 (17.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 300 (13.18%) Degree
3 197 (8.65%) MCSE
4 106 (4.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 106 (4.66%) MCITP
4 106 (4.66%) Security Cleared
5 81 (3.56%) MCP
6 76 (3.34%) Citrix Certification
7 73 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
8 72 (3.16%) MCTS
9 68 (2.99%) SC Cleared
10 63 (2.77%) MCSA
11 62 (2.72%) CCA
12 47 (2.06%) CCNA
13 38 (1.67%) MCSD
14 33 (1.45%) VTSP
15 32 (1.41%) CCEE
16 30 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
17 29 (1.27%) CCNP
17 29 (1.27%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (5.40%) SLA
2 45 (1.98%) QA
3 13 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.26%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.22%) TickIT
6 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.088%) COBIT
8 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.044%) Basel II
8 1 (0.044%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.044%) Solvency II
System Software
1 394 (17.30%) Active Directory
2 289 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 196 (8.61%) Hyper-V
4 127 (5.58%) vSphere
5 118 (5.18%) XenApp
6 90 (3.95%) XenDesktop
7 56 (2.46%) VMware ESX
8 29 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (1.27%) vCloud
9 24 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 18 (0.79%) XenServer
12 14 (0.61%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
15 4 (0.18%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.18%) RHEV
16 3 (0.13%) Terminal Server
17 2 (0.088%) Squid
17 2 (0.088%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 72 (3.16%) SCCM
2 48 (2.11%) SCOM
3 30 (1.32%) Backup Exec
4 19 (0.83%) SCDPM
5 17 (0.75%) NetBackup
6 16 (0.70%) WSUS
6 16 (0.70%) SCVMM
6 16 (0.70%) Nagios
7 15 (0.66%) AppDNA
8 13 (0.57%) XenMobile
9 12 (0.53%) SCOrch
10 8 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.26%) MOM
12 6 (0.26%) SCSM
12 6 (0.26%) Windows Intune
13 5 (0.22%) Data Guard
14 4 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 443 (19.46%) VMware
2 348 (15.28%) Citrix
3 227 (9.97%) Cisco
4 162 (7.11%) Oracle
5 113 (4.96%) HP
6 110 (4.83%) NetApp
7 107 (4.70%) EMC
8 88 (3.86%) IBM
9 52 (2.28%) Symantec
10 51 (2.24%) Cognos
11 36 (1.58%) Dell
12 34 (1.49%) Business Objects
13 32 (1.41%) Apple
14 23 (1.01%) Mitel
15 21 (0.92%) Avaya
16 20 (0.88%) Adobe
16 20 (0.88%) CheckPoint
16 20 (0.88%) Open Text
17 18 (0.79%) Sage
17 18 (0.79%) Juniper
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum Benefits Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blithe Computer Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + 33 days hol, training, childcare + bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
C-Jobs.com
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: car allowance
Posted: 22 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000.00 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus, Penion and Health
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Benefi6s
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pinewood
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday